Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins
In Victorian England, children were allowed small glasses of wine at the dinner table. Alcohol was a traditional sleep aid for all ages back then. This posset was a classic drink that nannies would prepare for kids in their care who were having trouble falling asleep. Posted for Zaar World Tour II (2006)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg white
- 1⁄4 cup dark rum
- 1⁄4 cup brandy
- Heat in a saucepan the milk, lemon peel, sugar and almond extract.
- When it begins to scald, remove from heat.
- Beat egg white and add.
- Now add rum and brandy.
- Serve hot.
Talk about a wake up! I should have had this drink this morning instead of just now! Really good! I wasn't sure about the egg white, but it worked in this recipe!
Very good...but wow! this is strong stuff!!! I had to use all rum 'cause I didn't have brandy and vanilla extract instead of almond.